The Expert's Corner
ROSS PowerMix Model PDM-4 and Discharge System
October 24, 2019
To satisfy the requirements of a manufacturer ofelectronic materials, Ross designed and manufactureda special PowerMix Model PDM-4 Gallon in conjunctionwith a Ross Discharge System.
The PowerMix is bench mounted and the DischargeSystem is portable. This enables the operatorto mix and disperse the viscous product in thePowerMix, roll the mix can to the DischargeSystem on special tracks, and then roll the entireDischarge bench to another location where the dischargedproduct is fed to a special coating system.
Quick disconnect pins between benches allowthe easy connection and removal of the Dischargebench and separate controls allow the two units to beoperated independently.
In one continuous mix cycle, the patented PowerMix can apply high shear and quickly disperse powders into thick or sticky liquid. As the material further thickens, the PowerMix will continue rotating a planetary blade and a high speed disperser blade on individual axes at independently-controlled speeds while also revolving both blades around the vessel -- even after the product has reached a high-viscosity, non-flowing consistency. The planetary blade continuously sweeps the vessel walls and feeds material directly into the high shear zone of the orbiting high speed disperser, accelerating the mixing process.